In this event panelists will discuss the future of European pension schemes.
The population of Europe is ageing and pension expenditures are rising. How can European countries ensure that their pension schemes offer adequate coverage while remaining fiscally sustainable and cost efficient? How can governments find the right balance between the three pillars of the pension system: the state pensions, earnings-related pensions and voluntary private pension insurance?
Chair: Svend E. Hougaard Jensen, Non-resident Fellow
Professor, University of Turin; Former Italian Minister of Labour, Social Policies, and Gender Equality
Managing Director, Finnish Pension Alliance; Former Minister of Finance, Finland
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